Sunday, September 20, 2020

Death of George Floyd: Protest Fire in US Cities, Protesters Reach White House

published on: 01/06/2020 2:43 PM

Protests over the death of African-American George Floyd in police custody have spread to many cities in the United States.

In Washington, protesters also gathered outside the White House. The protesters also threw stones at the police.

Protests were held in many cities of America for the sixth consecutive day and there was a lot of violence in many places.

Curfew has been imposed in around 40 cities, but people ignored it and came out on the streets. Due to this, stress has increased considerably.

Clashes between riot police and protesters took place in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

To disperse the people, the police released tear gas shells and also used paper bullets.

In many cities, police vehicles were set on fire and shops were looted.

According to the Reserve Military The National Guard, five thousand of its troops have been deployed in 15 provinces apart from Washington to deal with domestic emergencies in America.

Death of George Floyd: Protest Fire in US Cities, Protesters Reach White House

What is the latest status?

On Sunday, police vehicles were set on fire during demonstrations in several cities in America.

While the police shed tear gas shells on the demonstrators and also used flash grenades.

Local TV stations in Philadelphia showed how people were breaking into a police car and robbing a store.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has tweeted that people are looting stores in Philadelphia. He has also said to deploy the National Guard.

There are reports of looting from Santa Monica and California as well.

A lorry driver was arrested in Minneapolis after he allegedly tried to break through a road barrier and move towards a crowd of protesters.

These protesters were marching towards the highway.

Footage posted on social media shows how a large number of people have surrounded the car and pulled the driver out.

The driver was later taken to the hospital. He has suffered minor injuries. There is no information about other casualties at this time.

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has said that the driver’s intent was unclear. He said that it is a good thing that a big tragedy was averted.

Thousands of people staged a peaceful demonstration in Denver. There were also big performances in Atlanta, Boston, Miami and Oklahoma City.

Performance in many cities

Death of George Floyd: Protest Fire in US Cities, Protesters Reach White House

Two officers have been dismissed due to over-use in Atlanta and Georgia.

People took to the street in memory of George Floyd in Houston.

Due to the Floyd case, anger has erupted over the killing of black people in the US by the police.

Hundreds of people have been arrested during the protests that have been going on for a week.

A case of murdering 46-year-old Floyd has been filed against a white former police officer in Minneapolis.

44-year-old Derek Chauvin will be presented in court on Monday.

matter

People’s resentment has come to light after a video clip went viral in which a blonde police officer was seen kneeling over the neck of an unarmed black man named George Floyd. A few minutes later, 46-year-old George Floyd died.

It can be seen in the video that George and the people standing around him are pleading with the police officer to release him.

George, below the knee of the police officer, is repeatedly saying “Please, I can’t breathe (I can’t breathe)”. This became his last word.

In many cities of America, protesters are carrying the banner of I Cont Breath.

BBC North America reporter Anthony Jurcher’s analysis

President Donald Trump’s tenure for three years was peaceful, mixed. In the meantime, the crises that came before him were made by himself. He faced these crises by criticizing the opposition by seeking cooperation from his supporters.

But at present, the American economy is in trouble due to Corona. And in the meantime, the death of George Floyd has spread racial unrest in America. People are scared, in an atmosphere of uncertainty and also in anger.

Such a situation is a test of the ability of any leader, in such a situation, the risk is that Donald Trump does not get entangled elsewhere. So far, his appeal for solidarity has not shown much effect.

The way out of the current crisis does not seem so easy. Barack Obama was known to deal with any issue in a peaceful manner, but in 2014, a fire broke out in connection with the murder of a black man Michael Brown.

Floyd’s death is further exacerbated by the ongoing economic and social crisis caused by Corona. It may be difficult for President Trump to stop this.

What happened in the George Floyd case

Death of George Floyd: Protest Fire in US Cities, Protesters Reach White House

On May 25, Shah received a call from the police that George Floyd gave a fake $ 20 note at a grocery store.

Officers were trying to put him in a police car when Floyd fell to the ground. He told the officials that he was claustrophobic.

According to police, Floyd tried to stop the officers, so they were handcuffed. It does not appear in the video how his clash with the police started.

Police officer Derek Chauvin’s knee was on his neck and Floyd was heard saying that please I can’t breathe, don’t kill me.

According to the initial autopsy report, the police officer placed his knee on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. Three minutes of which were when the flight was completely inactive.

Two minutes before Chauvin removed his knee, other officers checked his right wrist to see Floyd’s pulse, but he could not find the pulse. Floyd was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead an hour later.

A lawyer for Floyd’s family has accused Chauvin of murder deliberately.

Source: BBC

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